An Innocent Man?

September 22nd, 2011

Inspired by High court rejects death-row appeal (Washington Post 9/22/11) and With the death penalty, ‘probably’ isn’t good enough (Eugene Robinson, WashingtonPost.com9/22/11).

 

“The state of Georgiais about to demonstrate why government can’t be trusted with the power over life and death.” – Amnesty International’s Laura Moye shortly before the execution

 

Georgiamay have just executed an innocent man.

That’s reason enough for a capital punishment ban.

 

In rejecting the case, the Supreme Court made a mistake.

What greater infringement than an innocent man’s life to take?

 

Seven of nine key witnesses recanted,

Which to me means the stay should have been granted.

 

Maybe he was guilty, but maybe not,

In spite of which he the ultimate punishment got.

 

Why is it that right-wingers who believe government inept

The idea that its machinery of death is infallible accept?

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Here’s Hardball’s 9/21/11 panel discussion of Troy Davis’s case and the death penalty.

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Here’s The Ed Show’s 9/21/11 breaking news report on Troy Davis’s execution, including an interview with Allen Ault, the former warden of the prison in which Davis wa executed.

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Here’s an opposing view: Troy Davis: guilty as charged (Charles Lane, WashingtonPost.com 9/22/11 14:30).

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